The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did King maintain that those who set bombs on 11 May 1963 had selected a night and time during which customers were leaving closing bars in a black neighborhood?

2. On 10 July 1967, at a "Freedom Sunday" rally, King initiated a drive to make Chicago an "open city" for what?

3. Although he and Malcolm X did not always see eye-to-eye as to methods, King stipulated Malcolm X had the great ability to do what?

4. What phrase did King use to describe the approach the black community would follow in its pursuit of the Poor People's Campaign?

5. Civil rights leaders focused on Selma, Alabama, in 1965 as 15,000 blacks were eligible to vote there, but only how many were registered?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did King view as democracy's most significant challenge?

2. What was King's opinion about frustration and aggression?

3. What were points King stipulated as to why he opposed the war in Vietnam?

4. How did King describe Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth?

5. Why did King and Abernathy leave jail in Birmingham?

6. Just shy of a year before he was assassinated, what point did King indicate had been reached?

7. In the final chapter, what was it King recalled about his stabbing recovery?

8. How did King describe life?

9. What transpired in the SCLC headquarters when it was learned that James Meredith had been shot?

10. What did King stipulate in his comparison of racial discrimination in the South and the North?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Evaluate King's being selected for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Consider how King viewed his being chosen and events associated with his subsequently being awarded. Address the impact his receipt of the prize had upon his journey toward achievement of racial equality.

Essay Topic 2

Judge King's perspective of Senator Barry Goldwater. Why was he disgusted by the Republican Party's presidential nomination of Goldwater in 1964? How did King view his stances on foreign policy issues? Did he consider Goldwater a racist? Why did King believe Goldwater's nomination would aid racists?

Essay Topic 3

Assess the view King held of the student sit-in phase of the early 1960s. What were aspects of protests of that era that he felt distinguished them from earlier periods? What did King stipulate was the ultimate goal of blacks with regard to whites? What did he specify was the moral obligation and ultimate aim of blacks in his analysis of the student movement? "The most significant aspect of this student movement" that King identified was what?

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